We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Woodbridge

Ford Street | Swan Valley Region, Woodbridge, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
+61 8 9274 2432
Website
Save
Review Highlights
on the swan river and great on a hot day

the cafe is great the coffee is great and is a treasure go and ahve a meal you will not be... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Harold W
Great potential but falls short

More attention to detail is needed with the artefacts actually suiting the era of the house. There... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
Lacey B
,
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Read all 45 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The attractive site on the banks of the Swan River, just east of the historic town of Guildford, was originally taken up by the colony’s first Governor, Captain James Stirling. By 1831, he had built a cottage there, a retreat from Government House. The property was purchased in 1883 by Charles Harper, agriculturalist, legislator and part owner of The West Australian newspaper. He proceeded to display his position and wealth by building the current house.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“swan river” (9 reviews)
“national trust” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Ford Street | Swan Valley Region, Woodbridge, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 8 9274 2432
Write a ReviewReviews (45)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"swan river"
in 9 reviews
"grammar school"
in 3 reviews
"national trust"
in 10 reviews
"western australia"
in 2 reviews
"old house"
in 6 reviews
"colonial architecture"
in 2 reviews
"history"
in 14 reviews
"banks"
in 3 reviews
"cafe"
in 7 reviews
"furniture"
in 3 reviews
"perth"
in 6 reviews
"visitors"
in 4 reviews
"display"
in 3 reviews
"function"
in 2 reviews
"briefing"
in 2 reviews
"coffee"
in 3 reviews
"charles"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed March 4, 2018

the cafe is great the coffee is great and is a treasure go and ahve a meal you will not be disappointed

Thank Harold W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 3, 2018

More attention to detail is needed with the artefacts actually suiting the era of the house. There is even a spelling mistake on the brochure given out to schools. I was also extremely disappointed with the attitude of the volunteers who were sorting the linen....More

1  Thank Lacey B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting house which dates back to Govenor Stirling. The house has lots of stories from being occupied by the Harper family and was a school and woman's refuge. The house is situated above the banks of the Swan River. There is...More

1  Thank Chizzel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This place has so much charm and the scenery is so beautiful this time iof the year. Especially during the day and sunset. Beautiful 👍

Thank teresadp2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed by two lovely ladies who were obviously passionate about the house and it's history. One lady gave us a very informative briefing on the history of the house and it's owners. The house itself is a real gem and well worth a...More

Thank Sussexpete
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 2, 2017

This is a beautiful old building which was the begining of guildford grammer school, then a place for aged women, then became part of governor stirling high and now belongs to thd national trust.I wanted to show my wife as i had had classes there...More

Thank diamonds48
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Superb location on the banks of the upper Swan River this is a very well presented colonial building with a rich heritage Interior is well displayed with friendly & informative attendants

1  Thank Darrel J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 29, 2017

One of the main problems is that the artefacts on display do not relate to the correct time period. It could be an amazing place if it was made more interactive especially for school tours. There is a spelling mistake in the brochures and the...More

1  Thank Morgan L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Hello Morgan, we'd like to know more about the error in a brochure you received, and other aspects of your experience - please feel free to email trust@ntwa.com.au with details. Thank you.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Beautiful setting on the Swan River, small cafe but lovely service and tasty food. Great for smaller groups to catch up but they do cater for weddings I believe.

Thank Chelsea M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

Thanks for visiting Woodbridge - the riverside setting is indeed beautiful

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We recently attended a family wedding in the grounds of this beautiful old house. The venue is right on the river with a wonderful view. The Grounds of the House made an amazing backdrop for the Wedding photos. The wedding reception was undercover in a...More

Thank FussyNomads
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

So pleased Woobridge could be part of such a special occasion, and you enjoyed the house & grounds.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Woodbridge Hotels
Budget Motel Midland
16 reviews
1.24 km away
The Rose & Crown Hotel
308 reviews
2.00 km away
Airport Apartments by Aurum
197 reviews
6.19 km away
Sanno Marracoonda Perth Airport Hotel
682 reviews
6.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Riverside Woodbridge
59 reviews
.57 km away
Bolt Coffee Roasters
18 reviews
.92 km away
7th Avenue
174 reviews
1.01 km away
The Junction Icecreamery
9 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Swan Valley Perth's Valley of Taste
102 reviews
1.28 km away
Swan Valley Visitor Center
35 reviews
2.05 km away
Funk Cider
29 reviews
2.65 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Woodbridge staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit